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Russian night attack on Ukraine: Drones swooped in waves, hitting energy facilities

Russian night attack on Ukraine: Drones swooped in waves, hitting energy facilities Photo: Ukrainian military described the peculiarities of the Russian attack on Ukraine on April 5 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On the night of April 5, Russian forces attacked Ukraine again, using both drones and missiles. The attack took place from the south, and the UAVs came in waves, trying to hit power facilities, according to the Southern Ukrainian Defense Forces.

"At night, the enemy attacked with several waves of attack drones from the south," the statement says.

First wave

This attack targeted the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions.

For more than two hours of combat operations, 9 drones were shot down - 2 in Dnipro and 7 in Zaporizhzhia.

Second wave

In the next wave, the Russians rapidly attacked the Odesa region, targeting the energy infrastructure.

"Within half an hour of combat operations, all 4 drones were shot down," the report states.

Drones route and air defense work

The Shahed-131/136 drones entered from the temporarily occupied Crimea both through the temporarily occupied left-bank Kherson region and from the Black Sea.

"The enemy is once again laying routes through residential areas of peaceful settlements, as a result of which the debris of the downed drones caused damage to several private houses and outbuildings in Zaporizhzhia district. No people were injured," the Southern Defense Forces adds, adding that 13 drones were shot down in this operational area.

Russian shelling of Ukraine

On the night of April 4-5, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles. Thus, late in the evening, it became known about a series of explosions in Kharkiv.

Later, the Ukrainian Air Force warned of the threat of kamikaze drones to the southern regions of Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro. Later, the threat of drones arose for Odesa and the region. In particular, explosions were heard in the Odesa region.

In addition to the 13 kamikaze drones that were shot down, the Russian occupiers also attacked Ukraine with ballistic missiles - two S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles and three Iskander-M ballistic missiles (launch areas in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation).